UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen and Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski presented resolutions to the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade winners of the 2016 Union County Arbor Day Poetry Contest.
First Place: Miriam Walsh, Holy Trinity School, Westfield
Second Place: Devon, Franklin Elementary School, Union
Third Place: Asher Wallace, Franklin Elementary School, Union
First Place: Sebastian Saavedra, Robert Gordon Elementary School, Roselle Park
Second Place: Abigail George, Jefferson School, Vauxhall
Third Place: Natalie Ortiz, #27 Dr. Antonia Pantoja School, Elizabeth
First Place: Alissa Stotz, Lincoln School, Garwood
Third Place: Natalie McBride, Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, Clark
First Place: Martha Byrne, Holy Trinity School, Westfield
Second Place: Emily Haines, Columbia Middle School, Berkeley Heights
Third Place: Andrew Figueroa, St. John the Apostle, Clark
First Place: Anya Nordstrom, Lincoln School, Garwood
Second Place: Jade Condez, St. John the Apostle, Clark
Third Place: Chidinma Chigozie-Nwo, Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School, Hillside
A total of 164 poems were entered by students in 4th thought 8th grade from 29 schools throughout Union County. The winners were selected by a group of volunteer judges. This event is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in cooperation with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board.